Construction Employment on the Rise in April

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From all 339 metro areas, 220 areas saw an increase in construction employment in April 2014 in comparison with April 2013. 7o areas experienced a decrease, while in 49 areas employment stayed at the same levels. Spending cuts on government facilities, as well as the Hurricane Sandy reconstruction, led to lower employment levels in Washington, D.C. and New Jersey.

The general trend shows that construction employment is rebounding across the U.S.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale in California saw the biggest increase of 10%. Next are Dallas-Plano-Irving in Texas and Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine in California. Most jobs were lost in Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick in Maryland and Gary in Indiana. 

A new highway and transportation bill can greatly boost the employment in the construction industry, according to AGC. 

Read the full article at AGC of America.


Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.

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